Portland, OR. Neighborhood House hosted its 3rd annual ‘Welcome Home Hour of Hope’ Fundraiser on May 19th. This virtual event brought over 200 guests and sponsors together to support the organization’s essential anti-poverty, equity-promoting services. Hosted by KOIN’s Ken Boddie, the event raised $170,000. Neighborhood House was proud to share stories on the power of care, highlighting the parents, staff, and community leaders who support the organization’s parenting education and afterschool programs. Above, KOIN News Anchor Ken Boddie, Neighborhood House Executive Director Chris Chiacchierini, and Neighborhood House Board Member Meredith Bureau work behind the scenes at the virtual fundraiser. (Photo credit, Ellen Field)

The organization also announced the start of its Growing Our Village Capital Campaign. This campaign aims to raise funds to support the purchase and renovation of a new, improved space for Neighborhood House’s Food Pantry and Aging Services programs. Those interested in learning more about this innovative project can visit www.nhpdx.org.

A still from a video story on Neighborhood House’s afterschool programs for working families.

From Neighborhood House:

Our Mission:
Bringing Neighbors Together

Neighborhood House brings neighbors together to reduce hunger and homelessness and to educate both young and old, strengthening our community by providing resources to support self-reliance, economic independence, and dignity in people of all ages and backgrounds.

We Believe in Our Core

Neighborhood House is committed to offering innovative and high-quality education, anti-poverty and senior support services. Our core strengths are:

Client-focused services: Every neighbor’s different. We reach people where they are to effectively facilitate change.

Connection: We are connected to our neighbors. When we help people in need, our entire community is strengthened.

Results: Our programs make a measurable difference in the lives of our clients and in the community.

Providing Support to Overcome Everyday Challenges

Neighborhood House believes that with the right support system, anyone can overcome serious challenges in their everyday lives. As the leading Portland-area non-profit social service provider, we deliver innovative, life-changing programs for low-income people of all ages and backgrounds.

Our programs strive to prepare children for success in school and life, help families move beyond poverty, and support seniors who wish to continue living independently.

Our dedicated team serves over 8,000 low-income children, families, and seniors each year across the greater Portland area, representing a diverse mix of ethnicities and cultures, including recent immigrants from Latin America, Africa, Russia, and the Middle East.